WHAT THE HELL

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The Bill that’s due every Thanksgiving

Originally posted on WHAT THE HELL:
If it’s Thanksgiving, it’s time to let Bill Burroughs into our homes to eradicate any sense that optimism is a reasonable response to what’s…

November 26, 2020 · Leave a comment

Jurassic perk

In these supremely troubled times, it’s nice to come upon something that shines a little warm light on things. I speak of dinosaurs. We’ve been taking our elderly dog to … Continue reading

November 20, 2020 · 7 Comments

Too many thank yous …

I’m usually in a cranky mood when I’m querying agents, and when that coincides with the collapse of our civilization, like these days, you can imagine the mood I’m in … Continue reading

November 18, 2020 · 6 Comments

The color of memory

I don’t know what it is about color photos that makes the past seem more legitimate thank black-and-whites, but there’s definitely a difference. A couple of years ago I wrote … Continue reading

November 16, 2020 · 6 Comments

American carnage … It’s what’s for dinner

I used this very photo on Inauguration Day 2017. Sadly it still applies. My 2020 political diary, which I started on February 21, has now sprawled to almost 85,000 words, … Continue reading

November 3, 2020 · 4 Comments

Zero hour

One week to go, and I just sat down to write one of those earnest but preachy appeals to get out there and vote, get your ballot postmarked early, tell … Continue reading

October 27, 2020 · 3 Comments

A cautionary tale for writers

Boy, was I happy when I got one of my new flash pieces accepted by an online literary mag! I hadn’t submitted anything new in ages, feeling like it would … Continue reading

October 8, 2020 · 6 Comments

Fall of the titans

It’s tough sliding into your sixties, what, with all the various new bodily complaints that start arriving. Unwelcome guests for sure. You start to realize you are the target audience … Continue reading

October 7, 2020 · 5 Comments

Burnin’ down the house

It’s a strange feeling to know that a house you’re intimately familiar with has burned to the ground. The one I’m thinking of now just got destroyed by the North … Continue reading

October 1, 2020 · 3 Comments

Bullet points and the ballot box: an appeal to conservatives

With early voting set to begin in many states, it seems like a good time to offer a plea to my conservative friends and readers (and family members). Everybody: I’m … Continue reading

September 16, 2020 · 4 Comments